Omnibus

Season 1 Episode 22

Grandma Moses

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Aired Sunday 4:00 PM Apr 05, 1953 on CBS
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In the first segment "Grandma Moses", host Alistair Cooke introduces the program with Winston Churchill's comments concerning painting. Archibald McLeish narrates the film which documents the life and work of Grandma Moses, then age 93, the primitive artist who began her career at the age of 78. The second segment "Everyman" is a dramatization of the classic 16th century morality play about a man (Burgess Meredith) who is called by Death (Joseph Schildkraut) and discovers the extent of his Earthbound friendships and values. The third segment "The Drift to One Eye". Robert Benchley's thoughts concerning Man's possible future changes of facial features is read by Alistair Cooke. The fourth segment "Trip to the Moon" an early example of stop motion photography made in 1902 by French magician and film pioneer George Melies will complete the program.moreless

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